Hydration 101

Sure, you know hydration is important, but do you know how to hydrate properly for your unique needs? And do you know how to modify your hydration routine when fasting? Water is an essential nutrient—meaning it’s needed for a variety of functions throughout the body like temperature regulation, waste removal, protection of tissues and joints,…

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7 Simple Snack Swaps You Should Make

That’s right, we said the S word…snack. It’s a polarizing term, we know. Fasting is a tool used by many in the Zero community to avoid any type of mindless grazing outside of an eating window or dedicated meal, and that’s great! That being said, we have to acknowledge that no one’s eating behavior is…

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Optimizing Your Food Environment

With more time spent at home, the environment that we create in our kitchen and pantries is more important than ever. Willpower and motivation to make healthy nutrition choices can only go so far. At some point, we all become vulnerable to our environment and the easy, tempting choices that surround us. Hey, no one…

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Improving Your Sleep

Sleep is an incredibly powerful and essential function of life, providing an almost unlimited number of benefits ranging from maintaining the immune system, regulating metabolism/a healthy weight, cognitive function and reduction in chronic disease. However, with the current shifts in our daily lifestyle, it’s easy for sleep patterns to be disrupted. Many of us are…

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Nutrition At Home

As if maintaining healthy eating habits wasn’t hard enough, we now have even more obstacles facing us (like our fridge being roughly 16 steps away at all times). Although there have been some new challenges to acquiring food, many of us are now in an environment with 24/7 access to food and nutrition plans have…

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Will it Break My Fast? | Part II

It’s still the question we see most frequently: “Does [insert item] break my fast?” So we decided a Part II to our first post was in order. Let’s dig in to find out if fish oil, herbs/spices, CBD oil, or BCAAs break your fast. Fish Oil Fish oil itself is a fat, which contains 9…

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Does Diet Soda Break Your Fast?

If something has zero calories, it must be ok to consume during your fasting window, right? Unfortunately for you diet soda lovers, that’s false! Calories aren’t the only fast-breaking culprits—other ingredients in these fizzy beverages can derail your fasting goals. Most diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners (e.g., aspartame, sucralose, saccharin and Ace-K), which have mixed…

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Which Sweeteners Break Your Fast?

Fasting can be tricky for anyone with a sweet tooth. For the extremely strict amongst us who want to get as much out of their fast as possible, it’s likely best to avoid sweeteners all together. Yes, even the ones without any calories.  But for those who have a specific goal in mind for their…

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Happy Heart Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us, but instead of diving into a heart-shaped box of chocolates (maybe later), we’re digging into some health science on the symbolic organ of the hour—your heart!  If your heart’s about to be overflowing with love, you’d better make sure it’s up for the challenge. So what exactly makes a healthy…

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Fitness and Fasting Q+A

When we think about building healthy habits, it’s normal for one of your first thoughts to be about hitting the gym. But as you’re building a fasting practice, is it safe and/or possible to keep working out? The short answer is likely yes. However, you shared lots of other questions with us on this topic,…

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